The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Solutions Architect
Rank 867 888 882
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 11 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.005% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 3
Average salary £75,000 £83,750 £100,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -16.25%
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £83,750 -
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 11 £75,000 -10.44% 1
Berkshire -10 4 £85,000 -15.00%
South East -25 4 £85,000 -15.00%
Reading +1 2 £85,000 -15.00%
North West -9 2 £67,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £48,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £76,250 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £48,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £76,250 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £67,500 -
Marlow - 2 - -
Middlesbrough - 2 £48,500 -

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 17 (41.46%) TOGAF
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) Zachman Framework
3 15 (36.59%) Finance
3 15 (36.59%) Middleware
4 14 (34.15%) Oracle
4 14 (34.15%) SOA
4 14 (34.15%) Retail
4 14 (34.15%) Computer Science
5 13 (31.71%) Data Integration
5 13 (31.71%) Marketing
5 13 (31.71%) Degree
6 12 (29.27%) Banking
6 12 (29.27%) Java
7 11 (26.83%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (26.83%) Open Source
8 10 (24.39%) Network Management
8 10 (24.39%) Broadband
9 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
10 7 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (12.20%) Project Management
11 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
12 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
12 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
12 3 (7.32%) SAP
12 3 (7.32%) ITIL
12 3 (7.32%) Windows
12 3 (7.32%) IaaS
12 3 (7.32%) Big Data

Principal Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Lync
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.32%) IaaS
3 2 (4.88%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Broadband
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.88%) CTI
2 2 (4.88%) MPLS
2 2 (4.88%) OSPF
2 2 (4.88%) BGP
2 2 (4.88%) RTP
2 2 (4.88%) SS7
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (4.88%) VLAN
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Retail
3 13 (31.71%) Marketing
4 12 (29.27%) Banking
5 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Middleware
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Computer Science
2 13 (31.71%) Data Integration
3 11 (26.83%) Open Source
4 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) IVR
6 1 (2.44%) Ergonomics
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) TOGAF
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) Zachman Framework
4 14 (34.15%) SOA
5 10 (24.39%) Network Management
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.88%) Service Management
8 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Migration
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.88%) Data Security
8 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.88%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) MCTS
2 1 (2.44%) MCITP
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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